A warm, funny tale for little worriers At first, Raccoon thought a picnic with his friend Duck sounded like fun, but he?s having second thoughts. After all, picnics can be very dangerous. They might get attacked by bees, or fall into the river, or even run into a giant, fire-breathing dragon who lives in a cave! Yes, a picnic is a very bad idea indeed. Luckily, Duck knows that even though you can?t plan for the unexpected, there?s no reason to be afraid of it, because some surprises in life can be wonderful.
Author: David Allen
Release Date: 2004-12-01
The author of Getting Things Done and editor of the popular e-newsletter Principles of Productivity presents fifty-two principles for working productively and with stability while reducing stress and enhancing creativity. Reprint.
Incorporating ideas and insights from diverse sources, Ready for Anything: The Making of a Change Leader examines organizational change leadership from a radical, existential perspective. By drawing on disciplines outside the business field, the material broadens readers' understanding of how organizations live, breathe, grow, and die, and empowers them to act. Recognizing that management tools alone are not necessarily enough to create change, the book presents fresh ideas such as using metaphor to change your experience at work, the psychological dilemmas of leadership, moving from a state of dysfunction to a state of grace, and the impact of intentionality as the power source of meaningful change. Each chapter features an essay on a change-related topic, brief case scenarios, and reflection questions that encourage self-examination and discovery. Combining a holistic view of management and leadership with a dedication to the view that everyone is responsible for the reality they create, both at work and in life, Ready for Anything: The Making of a Change Leader offers a fresh, vital viewpoint that will benefit courses on management and organizational behavior. Management consultant Jeff Haldeman, holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Haldeman has provided organizational development, team development, and executive coaching services to over 40 public, private, and non-profit clients. He is a professor of management in the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University in St. Louis. Dr. Haldeman has taught courses on management theory and practice, quantitative and qualitative research methods, organizational behavior, human resource management, and organizational development and change. His professional writing has appeared in numerous journals including the Journal of Management and Marketing and Human Relations.
A book of insights, advice, inspiration and example, it examines the crises facing the planet and introduces The World System Model (a holistic way to understand our predicament) and The IFF World Game (a way to involve others in this process). Examines the most resilient solutions - whether applied at the level of a school, city or the planet.
Author: Abigail Adams
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: House & Home
Ready for Anything gives you the tools you need to make your disaster preparation plans a reality. From 3-day survival plans to scenarios that last a year or more, this book walks you through the steps you need to take to insure the survival of you and your family through any disaster.
The must-read summary of David Allen's book: "Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work & Life". This complete summary of the ideas from David Allen's book "Ready for Anything" explains that maximum productivity means making something good happen with the minimum effort possible. Also, since things don't always go according to plan, improving productivity means being more flexible and able to deal effectively with any barriers which may appear. In his book, the author states that to become more productive, you should focus on four major areas: completion, focus, structure and action. This summary provides readers with the 52 principles that they can live by in order to focus on these areas and boost personal productivity. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "Ready for Anything" and discover the key to getting more done with less effort by boosting your productivity and effectiveness.
For the first time, one of Hollywood's most sought-after stuntwomen translates her training regime into an accessible fitness program. Step-by-step photos for each exercise are accompanied by behind-the-scenes action shots.
The bestselling cult classic—soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, READY PLAYER ONE is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed. It’s the year 2045, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved—that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig. And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt—among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life—and love—in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape. A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready?
Author: Kathy Quan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Genre: Business & Economics
As a new nurse you're entering one of the most challenging and rewarding fields. You will quickly learn how to navigate a complex medical landscape, care for sick and vulnerable patients, and manage stressful situations with skill and ease. This book will be your reassuring guide through all this and more. Veteran nurse Kathy Quan teaches you how to: Balance a hectic schedule, handle stress, and avoid burnout Deal with doctors and other medical professionals Continue education while working Use software, smartphones, and apps to help treat patients Packed with tips and strategies from nurses who have seen and done it all, this revised and updated guide gives you all the tools you need to get through those first critical months on the job--and beyond.
Set up in August 1905, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary unofficial motto: Ready for Anything was originally a logistic support organisation, Admiralty-owned but run on civilian lines, comprising a miscellaneous and very unglamorous collection of colliers, store ships and harbour craft. This book charts its rise in fleet strength, capability and importance, through two world wars and a technical revolution, until the time when naval operations became simply impossible without it. Its earliest tasks were mainly freighting supplying the Royal Navys worldwide network of bases but in wartime fleets were required to spend much longer at sea and the RFA had to develop techniques of underway replenishment. This did not come to full fruition until the British Pacific Fleet operated alongside the Americans in 1944-45, but by then the RFA had already pioneered many of the procedures involved. This book combines a history of the service, including many little-known wartime operations, with data on the ships, and a portrait of life in the service gleaned from personal accounts and recollections. Half way between a civilian and a military service, the RFA has never received the attention it deserves, but this book throws a long-overdue spotlight on its achievements.
So you're getting older - aren't we all? And you're far too busy to worry about planning for things that might never happen. Wrong. A little preparation now could save you from the legal and financial minefields of old age, after all, having your legal and financial affairs sorted means knowing your wishes will be carried out - and there won't be any nasty surprises should your circumstances change. Lawyer Catriona MacLennan sets out the things you need to know about growing older in New Zealand, in a practical and accessible way, including: Can family members change your will against your wishes? What happens if you need to appoint someone to manage your affairs? What is a 'living will'? What is a home equity release scheme and how might it apply to you? Staying in your own home or moving to a retirement village - what are your options? Who pays if you need help in the home or can't afford rest-home care? What help is available in the community? Who can you turn to if you need advice? With a comprehensive list of resources, Ready for Anything is the quintessential handbook to an informed and independent old age, and should be required reading for every baby boomer now hitting sixty and beyond. Like the proverbial stitch, in uncertain financial times, some prudent planning and decisions now can save a whole nine yards of pain later, when you're least equipped to manage it.
In How to Find Out Anything, master researcher Don MacLeod explains how to find what you're looking for quickly, efficiently, and accurately—and how to avoid the most common mistakes of the Google Age. Not your average research book, How to Find Out Anything shows you how to unveil nearly anything about anyone. From top CEO’s salaries to police records, you’ll learn little-known tricks for discovering the exact information you’re looking for. You’ll learn: •How to really tap the power of Google, and why Google is the best place to start a search, but never the best place to finish it. •The scoop on vast, yet little-known online resources that search engines cannot scour, such as refdesk.com, ipl.org, the University of Michigan Documents Center, and Project Gutenberg, among many others. •How to access free government resources (and put your tax dollars to good use). •How to find experts and other people with special knowledge. •How to dig up seemingly confidential information on people and businesses, from public and private companies to non-profits and international companies. Whether researching for a term paper or digging up dirt on an ex, the advice in this book arms you with the sleuthing skills to tackle any mystery.